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Meeting Coverage

ASN

American Society of Nephrology

Kidney Week Roundup: Cell Therapy Cuts Immunosuppressive Drug Use Post-Transplant

Plus: bardoxolone methyl for diabetic kidney disease and spironolactone in hemodialysis patients

Kidney Week over a photo of Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Latest ASN Meeting Coverage

Novel Aldosterone Synthase Inhibitor Cuts Albuminuria in Phase II Trial

Trial tested BI 690517 with and without empagliflozin

November 6, 2023
Kidney Transplant Rates Stubbornly Resist Systems Intervention in Canada

Multi-pronged approach to boost living and deceased donor transplant fails in randomized trial

November 6, 2023
Sparsentan Bests Irbesartan for Preserving Kidney Function in IgA Nephropathy

Proteinuria reduction and slower eGFR decline in 2-year PROTECT trial

November 5, 2023
ERA and SGLT2 Inhibitor Combo Cuts Albuminuria in Chronic Kidney Disease

But ZENITH-CKD trial had to pivot to only using low-dose zibotentan due to fluid retention

November 5, 2023
Sparsentan Failed to Preserve Kidney Function Over Time in FSGS

However, more patients on the drug achieved partial remission of proteinuria vs irbesartan

November 3, 2023
Mid-Stage Win for Novel IgA Nephropathy Drug

APRIL-neutralizing antibody sibeprenlimab reduced proteinuria and stabilized eGFR

November 2, 2023
Saline Goes Head-to-Head With Balanced Crystalloid IV Fluids for Kidney Transplant

Researcher argued saline should be reconsidered as the standard IV fluid used

November 7, 2022
Mixed Results With Alerts for AKI-Related Medications in Hospital

EHR pings improved outcomes in those on PPIs, but lacked general clinical impact

November 6, 2022
Not So Cool After All: No CV Benefit With Lower-Temp Dialysate in Hemodialysis

Some patients in MyTEMP trial even complained cooler dialysate was "worst possible feeling"

November 6, 2022
Empagliflozin Protects At-Risk Patients From CKD Progression

Also cut risk for cardiovascular-related death and worsening kidney function

November 4, 2022
Stop RAS Inhibitors in Advanced CKD? STOP ACEi Trial Sheds Some Light

Findings do not support discontinuation to improve kidney function, researchers say

November 3, 2022
Avacopan Helps Vasculitis Patients With Renal Impairment Wean Off Steroids

Patients saw better eGFR recovery compared with prednisone

November 8, 2021
Longer Steroid Course No Better for Young Kids With Nephrotic Syndrome

Study compared 6-month course to standard 3-month therapy

November 8, 2021
Steroids Cut Risk for Serious Renal Events in IgA Nephropathy

Researcher says TESTING study findings support new KDIGO guidelines

November 8, 2021